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Feb 18, 2016

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(FM12 on Win7)

When I run Format > Document > Optimize PDF Size > Optimize File, the FM console includes information like the sample below.

Does this indicate errors that the process corrected, residual errors, or benign information?

If residual errors, what do they indicate so I know where to go to fix them?

[PDFSize] Dumping Error Information

File xyz.fm

Cross-References:

Object IDs:

    1160292    1140968    1141327    1141381    1141449

    1141490    1141601    1141641    1141754    1141928

    1142057    1142122    1142242    1142356    1142409

    1142457    1142514    1142593    1141026    1142783

    1142998    1143074

File abc.fm

Cross-References:

22406    31153    43770    15432    83509   

49865    49601    93033    78266    87655   

18900    79763    59985    21983    17496   

Object IDs:

    1158761    1118999    1093434    1091449    1091683

    1091757    1091763    1091769    1136721    1119963

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PDFSize error information

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Feb 18, 2016

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(FM12 on Win7)

When I run Format > Document > Optimize PDF Size > Optimize File, the FM console includes information like the sample below.

Does this indicate errors that the process corrected, residual errors, or benign information?

If residual errors, what do they indicate so I know where to go to fix them?

[PDFSize] Dumping Error Information

File xyz.fm

Cross-References:

Object IDs:

    1160292    1140968    1141327    1141381    1141449

    1141490    1141601    1141641    1141754    1141928

    1142057    1142122    1142242    1142356    1142409

    1142457    1142514    1142593    1141026    1142783

    1142998    1143074

File abc.fm

Cross-References:

22406    31153    43770    15432    83509   

49865    49601    93033    78266    87655   

18900    79763    59985    21983    17496   

Object IDs:

    1158761    1118999    1093434    1091449    1091683

    1091757    1091763    1091769    1136721    1119963

Best regards,

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If FM didn't throw any errors about broken x-refs or missing graphics when you open those files, I wouldn't be too concerned about the console message.

Did you have the "Cancel on Error" option enabled in the Optimization Options? If not, then you may have to dig a bit [paragraph IDs aren't readily visibly unless you're viewing a MIF document in a text editor].

I suspect that these are probably benign. One of the features of the Optimize step is to remove/ignore what FM deems to be unnecessary info (i.e. IDs that become named destinations) for inclusion in the PDF. Having all of these IDs do bloat the PDF file, but guarantee that all links work properly (hence you have the option of specifying "Create Named Destinations for All Paragraphs and Elements" in the Links tab of the PDF Setup to override the "optimization").

Note: you can also use Acrobat to [more effectively] optimize an existing PDF file.

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@Arnis Gubins

Thanks.

The book update log is clean.

I did not enable Cancel on Error. Will try that next.

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While I'm at it, here's the last part of the Distiller log for a print job that includes all of the same content  What doe the warnings mean?

% [ Warning: The following Names in Name Tree IDTree were defined more than once ] %

       P1086581#1108742#1112917#1086585#1086589

       P1086585#1112917#1086581#1086589#1086593

       P1086589#1086581#1086585#1086593#1086597

       P1088282#1088278#1104566#1088286#1088290

       P1088286#1104566#1088282#1088290#1088294

       P1088290#1088282#1088286#1088294#1088298

       P1088611#1088609#1088610#1088612#1088613

       P1108742#1120862#1086577#1112917#1086581

       P1112917#1086577#1108742#1086581#1086585

       P1165087#1165079#1165083#1165088#1165089

       P1165088#1165083#1165087#1165089#1165092

       P1165089#1165087#1165088#1165092#1165110

       P1168987#1168985#1168986#1168988#1168989

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It sounds like you may have used the same file twice in a book structure or somehow have multiple newlink destinations using the same name or you've selected multiple copies using the print dialog. FM also sometimes creates duplicate entries (but that many seems odd), and this type of warning can be ignored as only the first unique destination specified gets registered in the PDF - you might have to test your links to ensure that everything is working correctly.

In general, I would not recommend using FM's optimization for PDFs. Create the PDF and optimize it (i.e. shrink it) in Acrobat.

Also, how are you creating your PDFs - SaveAsPDF or printing to postscript and distilling? Nowadays, using the SaveAsPDF option is the recommended route.

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Arnis,

Thanks.

Using SaveAsPDF. Quite convenient.

Yes, a few FM text insets are used several times throughout a .book.

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